Bangkok Airways was once again picked as the "World's Best Regional Airline" and "Best Regional Airline Asia at the Skytrax Awards 2014 held last week as part of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014 in the UK.
Billed as Academy Awards of the airline industry, Skytrax carries out international-traveller surveys annually to find the best airline. The Airline of the Year 2014 prize went to Cathay Pacific Airways, while AirAsia once again championed the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines for the sixth consecutive year.
New GM for Soneva Kiri
The Soneva Group recently welcomed Graham Grant as the new general manager of Soneva Kiri. Grant succeeds Frank Grassman who had managed the iconic resort since 2012. Grant comes to the tranquil island of Koh Kood from India, where he was general manager of the Leela Palace Udaipur, Rajasthan. In keeping with Soneva values, Grant shares the Group’s passion for wellness, healthy food and a happy multicultural environment. Visit www.Soneva.com/soneva-kiri
Man on the run
The Bangkok Ultra Trail Festival 2014 returns to Bangkok’s eastern district of Nong Chok on August 3 for a 7km lap race around the scenic and breezy Fishing Park lake through a landscape of paddy fields, birds and buffaloes. For more information and registration, visit www.AMA-Events.com.
Just lounging around
Emirates airline has opened its refurbished lounge at Suvarnabhumi Airport for First Class and Business Class passengers, as well as Platinum and Gold members of Emirates Skywards. With Emirates’ trademark contemporary design, the new Suvanabhumi Airport Lounge provides travellers with high quality services including; LED TVs, leather armchairs, a choice of formal and relaxed seating, a quiet area, dining area, prayer room, shower facilities, business centre, water feature and bespoke artworks. The lounge can now accommodate up to 136 passengers. Visit www.Emirates.com.